Perfection Quotes

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers

William Somerset Maugham

The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes

Haridas Chaudhuri

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.

Joseph Campbell

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

George Orwell

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

J. Yahl

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

Fran┴ois Voltaire

Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.

J. Weber

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.

Samuel McChord Crothers

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

William Ellery Channing

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

William Faulkner

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.

Stanley J. Randall

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.

William Faulkner

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exup╚ry

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Matthew Arnold

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

Albert Schweitzer

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.

Geoffrey F. Fisher

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Dr. David M. Burns

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

Lord Chesterfield

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.

Unknown

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Harriet Braiker

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

H. Jackson Brown Jr
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